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into a convoy of nato and afghan forces. it happened in an area where the taliban claims responsibility. nato cut back on joint patrols because of the number of insider attacks where supposed afghan security forces have turned on their u.s. and nato partners, calling them green on blue attacks. it was a suspected insider attack or green on blue attack this weekend that brought that number of u.s. military deaths in afghanistan to 2,000. a grim milestone now in the 11-year war. are there any indications the insider attacks speed up the withdrawal date? >>reporter: the u.n. secretary-general hinted so much in brussels in an interview with the guardian newspaper, and the top u.s. commander in afghanistan addressed this issue of insider attacks with cbs on "60 minutes" recently the i am mad at hell. it is reverberating across the united states. we are willing to sacrifice a lawsuit but we are not willing to be murdered for it. >>reporter: after the video went viral, the general ordered the joint patrols be stopped. they were stopped for 10 days. the nato head says they have resumed. >>shepard: th
. officials say the bomber drove a motorcycle packed with explosives into a joint patrol of afghan and nato forces in the eastern part of the country. three nato service officers and four afghan police officers were among those killed. just this past weekend two americans were kimmed in an insider attack that may have involved insurgents in kabul. the top u.s. commander in afghanistan told cbs's "60 minutes" just how he feels about a spike in these so-called green on blue attacks. >> well, i'm mad as hell about them to be honest with you. we're going to get after this. it reverberates everywhere. across the united states. we're -- we're willing to sacrifice a lot for this campaign. we're not willing to be murdered for it. >> u.s. troops have been training afghan forces to defend their country as america plans to pull out of afghanistan by the end of 2014. >>> the obama administration now defending its original assessment of the attack that killed four americans in libya on september 11th. they are no longer calling it spontaneous violence sparked by outrage over that anti-islam trailer. but
they invoked the defense clause of the nato treaty and called for an emergency meeting in brussels. the other thing turkey has been doing over the past month or so is massing forces along their border, and those forces both the tanks and their artillery was used in artillery barrages that lasted about 18 hours against targets there inside syria. as for the syrians, they say this was an accident, they promise it will not happen again, and it appears as though the syrians have enough problems on their hands, they do not want to start a war with turkey going forward, though, you do have a dangerous dynamic set up here. all of a sudden now curbing key is on a war footing. it is ready for respond. if the syrian rebels under a swag operation launched a shell into turkey to try to draw a response that is something that could turn he's artillery barrages in an all-out war that could happen in a matter of a couple of hours in the middle east. right now the next 48 hours are going to be the most critical. we think the syrians have decided to take their licks, they have not yet responded to the t, rsk i
of speeding up the withdrawal date and getting our people out of there? >> it's interesting the head of nato in brussels today rasmussen essentially hinted as much with an interview with the guardian newspaper. general john allen the top u.s. commander in afghanistan expressed his frustration. >> i am mad as hell about it to be honest with you. we're going to get after this. it reverberates everywhere across the united states. we're willing to sacrifice a lot for this campaign. but we're not willing to be murdered for it. >> allen is the first top level general to, excuse me, rasmussen is the top person to, at this point in nato to suggest any sort of change in the withdrawal deadline general allen from used at the inability to stop these kind of insider attacks, shepard. >> shepard: jennifer griffin at the pentagon. thanks so much. meantime journalists in afghanistan are celebrating a small victory for freedom of the press. the afghan government has agreed to drop some of its proposed new restrictions on reporters there among the changes, getting rid of a special court for accusations of me
americans. the bomber drove into a nato patrol. doug mcelway joins us live. it was a couple weeks ago the u.s. suspended patrols with afghan soldiers because of these insider attacks. have these joint patrols resumed now? >> reporter: they have. they resumed last thursday and the insider attacks have also resumed. not only the attack you just mentioned but also the suicide bomber attack, homicide bomber attack. the motorcycle laden with explosives drove into that marketplace. critics say this attacks reflect an obama foreign policy that refuses to acknowledge the reality on the ground. u.s. marines are tying tourniquets to their legs in hopes of surviving ied attacks before they go out on patrol. >> we are going to get after this. it reverit. it reverberates. we are willing to sacrifice a lot for this campaign but we are not willing to be murdered for it. >> reporter: the death toll reached 2,000 over the weekend. martha: what is the afghan point of view as far as we can glean about these insider attacks? >> reporter: critics say the obama administration has set a date for withdrawal extra.
is part of nato, so turkey could invoke the collective defense clause of that treaty and it would draw on the united states and other western allies to recollect and defend turkey if it gets into a war with syria. the other dynamic, the syrian rebels need help. it could be a point that syrian rebels launch shells at turkey to try and start a war that obviously they would get a lost help from going up against the common enemy, president bashar al-assad. >>trace: and the syrian rebel, how are they doing? >>guest: they have not been doing great but this week they did get some good news in an unusual victory. they took over a syrian air defense space which means they got the missiles inside that base, and if they can figure out how to use the missiles against president bashar al-assad's air force that could change changes because the air force was pugs away at rebels and now we see a nasty side to the rebels. they put out a video where they threatened to execute some 50 iranian hostages if others are not released by the syrian government, and the iranian government, who have been a biggest
carried out by members of the afghan forces. a nato deputy commander announced the attacks. >> according to isaf reporting, after a short conversation took place, firing occurred which resulted in the fatal wounding of an isaf soldier and the death of a civilian colleague. >> 32 people were killed on sunday in a series of bombings across iraq. bombings 8 shiite neighborhoods and an iraqi police patrol. by crane's highest court has upheld the sentences of nine medics convicted last year for treating demonstrators during anti-kermit protest. the longest sentence went to the former medic at the top hospital who was given five years in prison. the eight others received sentences ranging from one month to three years. the prosecution of the medics and their torture in custody has been widely criticized david they have been free on bail for one year, but could soon be remanded to prison. in syria, government forces have launched new attacks on the eastern suburbs in the capital of damascus. residents reported heavy shelling in areas overnight. fierce clashes set up a massive fire over the week
inside syria. also a diplomatic response invoking nato calling for an emergency meeting inside of brussels. over the past few months turkey amassed a large fighting force on their border with syria. we have seen tanks and heavy artillery. that country is on a war footing. will syria respond and take their licks and give an apology and move on from this. bill: leland vittert live from jerusalem there. martha: almost as important as what was said is what was not said. coming up bill o'reilly joins us with his analysis. we are looking forward to that. bill: chris wallace is live ... >> you have been president for four years. you said you would cut the deficit in half. it's four years later and we have a trillion dollar deficit. martha: brand-new reaction this hour to the first presidential debate of the 2012 campaign. president obama and governor romney went toe-to-toe last night, for the very first time the two men together on the stain. fascinating to watch the dynamics between the two of them. we'll see what happens that decides the next four years and who wins after the course
a homicide bomber rammed his motorcycle into a nato patrol the tal la tal lan claiming responsibility for that. joining us now is con tphol oliver north. fox news analyst. >> gregg, it is a lot of bad news, no doubt about it. we have good news from this northeastern portion of afghanistan. today we went out on a patrol with the afghan local police, a good news story that is not being much reported accurately at least, except on this network. just a little bit of what we saw today. here is what we've seen with these locals and their u.s. advisers. this is an afghan local police outpost manned by afghan local policemen recruited in this valley and supplemented by u.s. special operations personnel. back home we constantly hear about the so-called green on blue problem. as you can see right here there is nothing like that. the goal eventually, pushout posts like this all the way north along this valley until this is the sovereign territory of the government of afghanist afghanistan. gregg, this is one of those senior special operators, he's a senior chief, a u.s. navy seal, he's been out
--. this is a glimpse of afghanistan of the future. it has been a kinetic war for the u.s. and nato forces and now it is being turned over to the afghans. this unit right here is a afghan special forces unit accompanied by u.s. special forces. we're about to go to an afghan local police check point that was hit just a few hours ago with enemy fire. >> this is one that actually got attacked early this morning. we'll go in here to find out exactly what happened. afghan fire being fired at afghan police. they're the new target for the taliban because they're interrupting what the taliban would otherwise be doing in little towns just like this. >> this is one of our secure villages. what we're doing is just getting out and just talk to the people to see what they have to say. we're here for the people. >> this is an all-afghan operation. if we're going to win this war, this the way it is going to happen, afghans proebb iting fellow afghans from the taliban and foreign enemies. megyn, forgive me for saying alison before. i can't see you. i know you can see me. all the troops out here love you. megyn: t
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